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<br /> Artistic Gifts and the Artists<br /> Who Created Them<br /> 2019<br /> 1<br /> “I LOOK FORWARD TO AN AMERICA WHICH WILL NOT<br /> BE AFRAID OF GRACE AND BEAUTY.”<br /> —John F. Kennedy<br /> Remarks at Amherst College<br /> October 26, 1963<br /> [Engraved outside along the River Terrace towards Hall of Nations side]<br /> 2<br /> Artistic Gifts and the Artists<br /> Who Created Them<br /> In the late 1960s, early supporters of the Kennedy Center hosted a reception for all foreign ambassadors<br /> and cultural attachés in Washington. This gathering sparked the beginning of embassy fundraising parties<br /> on behalf of the Center, promises of benefit concerts by foreign artists, and the contribution of gifts from<br /> many nations to this institution, a tradition that continues into the 21<a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=1"> Artistic Gifts and the Artists Who Created Them 2</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=2"> “I LOOK FORWARD TO AN AMERICA WHICH WILL NOT </a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=3"> Artistic Gifts and the Artists Who Created Them I</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=4"> AFRICA African Room, on the Box Tier of the Opera</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=5"> ARGENTINA Two oil paintings by Raquel Forner, on </a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=6"> AUSTRIA Crystal chandelier on the orchestra level</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=7"> BRAZIL Tapestry by Jacques Douchez [temporarily o</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=8"> CHINA Artwork and furnishings for the Chinese Lou</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=9"> CYPRUS Eighth century B.C. amphora [temporarily o</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=10"> DENMARK Porcelain relief by Inge-Lise Koefoed, i</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=11"> FRANCE Two tapestries designed by Henri Matisse, </a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=12"> GERMANY Two bronze sculptures by Jürgen Weber, on</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=13"> GREAT BRITAIN Sculpture by Dame Barbara Hepworth,</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=14"> HUNGARY Porcelain sculpture, eosin glaze techniqu</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=15"> ISRAEL Artwork and furnishings for the Israeli Lo</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=16"> ISRAEL Israeli Lounge, on the Box Tier of the Con</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=17"> Ceiling panels by Shraga Weil These 40 wooden ce</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=18"> ITALY All the Carrara marble for the exterior and</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=19"> JAPAN Terrace Theater designed by Philip Johnson </a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=20"> LESOTHO Wall hanging of wool and mohair by Sugat,</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=21"> MEXICO Two tapestries by Leonardo Nierman, on th</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=22"> NETHERLANDS Seventeenth century oil painting by P</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=23"> NIGERIA Hand-carved wooden doors by Lamidi Olonad</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=24"> NORWAY Seven Hadeland Glasswerk crystal chandelie</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=25"> SPAIN Two tapestries reproduced from the original</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=26"> SPAIN Sculpture of Don Quixote by Aurelio Teno on</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=27"> SWEDEN Sixteen Orrefors crystal chandeliers for t</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=28"> URUGUAY Sculpture by Alfredo Halegua for the Nort</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=29"> Miscellaneous Gifts GRAND FOYER Bust of John F. K</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=30"> CONCERT HALL Israeli Lounge, on the Box Tier Leo</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=31"> CONCERT HALL Bust of Mstislav Rostropovich, Natio</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=32"> CONCERT HALL Painting of Franz Joseph Haydn by C.</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=33"> Sculpture by Regina Porten, on the 2nd Tier Regi</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=34"> CONCERT HALL Bust of Dmitri Shostakovich by Ernst</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=35"> EISENHOWER THEATER Bust of President Dwight D. Ei</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=36"> EISENHOWER THEATER Painting of Dwight D. Eisenhow</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=37"> OPERA HOUSE Russian Lounge designed by Sergey Sku</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=38"> OPERA HOUSE Sculpture of Julius Rudel by Una Hanb</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=39"> OPERA HOUSE Scuplture by Lili-Charlotte (Lolo) S</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=40"> TERRACE THEATER Amber Icicle and Split Leaf Chan</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=41"> Amber Icicle and Split Leaf Chandelier Dale Chihu</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=42"> TERRACE THEATER Black Basket Drawing, 2008 (tempo</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=43"> HALL OF STATES Sculpture by Dustin Yellin Born </a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=44"> THE REACH Blue, 2019 Painted aluminum sculpture, </a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=45"> 45</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=46"> INDEX BY COUNTRY AG Africa.....................</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=47"> MISCELLANEOUS GIFTS B Bust, Bela Bartók......</a> <a title="Artists Gifts Brochure 2019 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f424fdaf?page=48"> 48</a>